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1965 - The Beatles’ film Help began shooting in the Bahamas.
1970 - Led Zeppelin played a show at Sweden’s Goteborg Courthouse. During the instrumental “White Summer,” a fan decided to accompany Jimmy Page with a shrill harmonica, prompting the vexed Zep guitarist to spit on the fan after the song.
1993 - Toy Caldwell, guitarist in The Marshall Tucker Band, died in Spartansburg, South Carolina.
1998 - Bob Dylan won three Grammys, including Best Album, for his album, Time out of Mind. During a performance, Dylan was interrupted by a protester with the words “Soy Bomb” painted on his chest.
2003 - Paul McCartney and his band collected $1 million for playing at the 50th birthday of a fan in California. McCartney donated his fee to the Adopt-a-Minefield charity.
2006 - Sex Pistols singer John Lydon announced on his Web site that his band would not attend their induction ceremony to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “We’re not coming,” he wrote. “You’re not paying attention.”
2009 - President Obama awarded Stevie Wonder with the Library of Congress' Gershwin prize at the White House. Wonder's song "Signed, Sealed, Delivered: had become a theme of the Obama Presidential campaign.
1943 George Harrison of The Beatles
1957 Stuart 'Woody' Wood of the Bay City Rollers
1959 Mike Peters of The Alarm
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